Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Long Time, No Blog

It's been a while since I blogged. A friend of mine just got a blog, so I was inspired to write.

I created this a year or so ago to blog about books and topics that come up in books to discuss. Currently I'm reading the In Death series. I'm on book 19 of 32; so, close to being caught up. They are all murder mysteries though that involve the same general people, just different crimes. And there's really not much to blog about with that, without ruining the series. I do recommend it though :]

My daughter, Olivia, just turned two last week. Time flies! She is in a gymnastics class and she loves it. She does so well with following directions and doing the moves. I was surprised at how well she could do some stuff, especially the balance beam. She can't quite do it on her own, but I don't totally support her on it either. For two years old, she does really well. She's so damn smart too. She knows all of her colors, she can count with litte guidance from one to six. It's amazing because most two year olds aren't that advanced. Her speech is developing so quickly. She is forming sentences now, longer than two words and just like two weeks ago she wasn't doing that. But, she knows what she wants. She has an attitude from hell, but she won't be a pushover that's for sure. She's like a little Ashli. I love her.

Re-reading some of my old posts, I was dumb. Thanks to those screwed-up relationships, I do not ever want to get married. The idea of marriage sounds great, but in reality, who, in their right mind, gets married? When I decided to have Olivia, I decided to be tied-down to her. I made a committment, as her mother. Therefore, she is my life-long obligation, by choice. I do not regret that decision at all. However, after dealing with enough assholes and seeing how much effort goes into making a committment, I do NOT want to be tied down to someone else. I have one person, that's enough. I want to be able to walk away when I want, not have to do paperwork and split assests. What's the point? Plus all men are liars. If a guy ever tells you he doesn't lie, he's obviously lying. Why deal with that nonsense too. And cheating. Lots of men have affairs. If you are my boyfriend and you cheat on me, fine. But if you are my husband and we stood before our family, friends, and God, and made a committment and you cheat on me, that's just plain embarrasing. So no, screw that. And women are so dumb to fall for men. Men are definetly the smarter species in this world.

And on that note, it's bedtime. Goodnight kiddies.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Left Behind

Being a mom has certainly kept me busy :]

However, I have been reading a series of books--Left Behind. This also happens to be a movie. The series is about four children who are "left behind" when Jesus comes back to retrieve his true followers. They find God and try to save the rest of the world. It's interesting and has made me think a lot. I have made several life changes and I am SO happy!

I shall write more later, when there is time.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Last Song 2

I finished The Last Song last night. What an amazing book. I got teary eyed a few times, but I never actually cried. It's a sweet story about family relationships and falling in love. Why can't the boys in my stories really exist? Haha.

Falling in love is powerful. It's amazing and heartbreaking all at once. Does any love really and truely last forever? I've fallen in love twice. My first love, it's still is amazing & heartbreaking. The situation is very complicated and confusing. I don't really want to blog about it. My second love, well that's amazing and heartbreaking too. He's not here right now and it breaks my heart to think about it. But everytime I hear from him, I smile from the inside out. It's amazing how things work out though. This book made me think about the men I've fallen for. It brought back good & bad memories. But nonetheless, it is an amazing book. I can't wait for the movie, though books are always better.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Last Song

I began reading The Last Song yesterday. It is so good! I'm only on page 200 of 390, but so far, it's amazing. I can't see Miley Cyrus playing the part of Ronnie just because at the beginning she's so rebelious, but she just barely hung out with Will, the summer love interest. So, maybe things change. I am so excited to see the movie. Even though movies aren't as good as the books.

This book makes me miss Cameron. Only three more years. It's a long time, but every two weeks when I get a letter in the mailbox from him, I smile. It's hard--the entire situation. But I like reading love stories that bring back memories <3

Saturday, February 13, 2010

On Off

So, I just finished On, Off. What a sad book. Though all murder mysteries are. Serial killers always have a trademark, something they keep of their victims. This one kept the heads. So gross :[ He preserved them. Could you imagine being the family of a sixteen year old girl and putting her body to rest headless, only months later to recieve the head. How sad.

Anyways, it was a good book. Next to come--The Last Song. And I am excited to start it so I can go see the movie with my mom & sister next month. I need to focus on school though & working out to take my mind off of all this stress lately.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dear John Movie

Today I went and saw Dear John with my mom & my sister. It was good, but the book was definitely better. If you haven't read the book, I suggest watching the movie first because otherwise you'll expect too much. But it was a good movie, don't get me wrong. I always read books before the movies & I always like the books better.

Speaking of books made into movies, I still want Twilight the 3 CD special edition and guess what comes out on DVD on Tuesday--just in time for Valentine's Day!? The Time-Traveler's Wife. Amazing book! I haven't seen the movie yet but I want it!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dear John

S0, I have less than 100 pages left in Dear John and it just got really sad. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it though. But it made me remember 9/11 and also think of those fighting overseas for our freedom. Thank you soliders!

I have just been so busy being a mom and trying to find time to do all my school work and run. I didn't run last night but I definitely am tonight. Life is stressful lately. But I swear I will finish Dear John today. I'm addicted. For now though I really need to do my work. But you all should take a moment to thank the soliders fighting for us, even the people who disagree with war because they are risking their lives for our freedom.